1pg. Short Screenplay: DAB A DUCK TAPE, by Stephanie Annis

Genre: Comedy

Fixing a truck with duck tape.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Susie: Sandra Krstin
Darryl: Peter-Mark Raphael

 Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Duck Tape Jokes & Cultural Comedy

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Comedy

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Dab of Duck Tape comedically expresses the struggles of the frugal father.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Cultural Comedy

What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

Friday

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

About six months to a one year.

How many stories have you written?

At least dozens.

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

“She’s in love with the boy” – Trisha Yearwood

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

The ability and finance to film.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Photography & Philanthropy

You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

FilmFreeway has provided me an opportunity to display my works and receive feedback and recognition. My experience, in a short time, has been positive.

What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

 

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May 2017 COMEDY Stories, Screenplays, Short Films

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ACTORFANTASY BEST Scene – BRAD ACTUALLY
May 2017 Reading
by Jeremy Bonali & Alex Quinn

ACTORCOMEDY BEST Scene – THROUGH A GLASS CEILING
May 2017 Reading
by Richard Geiwitz
ACTORFAMILY BEST Scene – MY GUARDIAN ANGEL
May 2017 Reading
by Philip Naiman

ACTORCOMEDY SHORT Screenplay – MARRIAGE COUNSELING 101
May 2017 Reading
by Mark Engberg
ACTORDRAMA BEST Scene – ALL OF THEIR COLORS
May 2017 Reading
by Leonidas Vyzas Asimakopoulos

STATE OF EMERGENCY MOTHERF***ER!, 5min, Belgium, Political/Satire
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterFAREWELL, 15min, Switzerland, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
ACTORNOVEL Transcript: ELLA: A STEPMUMS TALE
May 2017 Reading
by J.L. Higgs

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Winning Feature Screenplay – TRIAL AND ERIN, by Larry Shulruff

Watch the December 2016 Winning Feature Screenplay.

TRIAL AND ERIN
Written by Larry Shulruff

CAST LIST:NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
MAURIE – Christopher Huron
ERIN – Petra O’Toole
CLAIRE – Georgia Grant
MADGE – Rachel Salsberg
RALEIGH – Craig Estrella
WILLIE – Rais Moui
VARIOUS – Charles Gordon

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Family

Feeling verklempt? Meet Maurie. A widower lawyer juggles his kids, an impending make-or-break trial, his daughter’s bar mitzvah and the arrival of a lovely young woman who might represent a new start for him.

Get to know the winning writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

A widower attorney preparing for a make-or-break trial falls in love with his adversary’s girlfriend.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

This is an old-school rom-com.

2. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

The story appeals to all age groups. It also tries to break down racial stereotypes. The protagonist is a loveable klutz who finds himself overwhelmed by work, family and the death of his wife, whom he describes as not so much as his soul mate, but his “coffee mate” – “you know how much you need the cup of coffee to start the day? And how you pour in the cream and it dances and swirls and the coffee transforms from this non-descript dark color to this beautiful caramel color. And you take that first sip and you feel like you’re going to have a great day and nothing can get in your way. That’s what Beth did to me. Every day.” It is really easy to root for him and jeer his opponent. Plus the story if full of court room hijinks fun.

3. How would you describe this script in two words?

Must read.

4. What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

Midnight Run.

5. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I finished the most recent version in the spring.

6. How many stories have you written?

I am working with a producer on a buddy script I wrote that involves three Springsteen die-hard who would do anything to meet their hero. I also have written a sports comedy that I’m excited about. I’ve recently finished a computer thriller. I’m working on two more – one involves a judge who finds herself presiding over a case in which she has a serious conflict interest she can’t reveal and the other deals with a cop who encounters unforeseen problems when he adopts a baby.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I had written a humorous article for a local magazine about how I couldn’t generate interest in a script with a similar plot like as Trial and Erin. Two weeks later a assistant producer at a major production company called and said he loved the idea and asked if he could read the script. Problem was that I hadn’t written a word of it. By the time I finished the screenplay my contact had left the film business.

8. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Everyone knows how a rom-com is going to end from pretty much page 10. Finding an out-of-the-ordinary ending that is romantic – and funny – was a challenge.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I’m a trial lawyer during the day. I love the drama and excitement of trial work. It is hard but exhilarating work. And let’s not forget the Chicago Cubs – winner of the 2016 World Series!

10. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

Keep writing even when your thought process becomes cramped. Also, find a trusted scribe who can read your material and offer guidance.


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November 2016 Comedy Films/Screenplays/Stories

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See the November 2016 Comedy Stories. Click the link and watch the winning videos:

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – WAITING TO CRUMBLE
November 2016 Reading
Written by John Ott
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – BASTURD
November 2016 Reading
Written by Michael Egan
ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT
November 2016 Reading
Written by Sarah Cassell
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – DUE SOUTH
November 2016 Reading
Written by Even R. Schullery
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – CASABLANCA SLING
November 2016 Reading
Written by Naomi Lewis
ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – GILLIGAN’S ISLAND OF THE DEAD
November 2016 Reading
Written by Jerry Kokich
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – FORGIVENESS
November 2016 Reading
Written by Sherwin Allen
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – EXORCISE
November 2016 Reading
Written by Matt Holland

festival posterPROVERBIAL LUCK, 5min, Austria, Romance/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
ACTORSHORT Story – SMALL TOWN NEWSPAPER
November 2016 Reading
Written by Rachel Sutton

festival posterDEADLY VIEW, 3min., Ireland, Thriller/Mystery
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
ACTORSHORT Story – SUPERMARKET SAVAGERY
November 2016 Reading
Written by Joan Grindley
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – COMMENCEMENT
November 2016 Reading
Written by Dan Borengasser
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – EMPATHY IN THE ELEVATOR
November 2016 Reading
Written by Keith Makenas
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – THE LAST ANNIVERSARY DINNER
November 2016 Reading
Written by Patrick Coleman Duncan

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Winning Comedy Short Screenplay – FORGIVENESS by Sherwin Allen

FORGIVENESS
Written by Sherwin Allen

CAST LIST:

MYA – Andrea Lawrence
ALEX – Cory Bertrand
NARRATOR – Cassandra Guthrie

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy

An eager 9 year old determined to get a bike, decides to ask God for help, and learns that it is better to ask for forgiveness than permission.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

It’s about seeing the world from a different perspective, to get the things we really want and desire.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Comedy

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I think it should be made into a commercial or movie, because its cute and humorous but at the same time it helps us to see things from a new perspective. There is also a lesson to be learned, that there is a consequence for every thing we do whether its good or bad.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Cute and Clever.

What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

Saving Private Ryan, I love this movie because even thou its a World War 2 movie, its actually a film about a journey and along this journey we learn so much about the individuals looking for Private Ryan.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

This script took me about a day because of the shortness, I had to work really hard on editing it down to one page.

How many stories have you written?

I’m fairly new to script writing but I have about a dozen at the moment.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

The challenge of writing a one page story. This is a challenge in itself to be able to tell a full story in one page.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Brevity without being to brief, if that makes any sense. I basically had to tell a story but not be too long winded otherwise I’d go over the one page mark. So my challenge was how do I set a scene develop a character give conflict and tell a complete story all in one page.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I’m passionate about directing movies. I’ve directed several short films and next year I’m filming my first feature film Rome of the Dead, which is about a zombie apocalypses in ancient Rome.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Read as much as you can, screenplays, short stories, and novels. I think the more you read the better you will get at writing. Last advice is to write as much as you can, practice makes perfect.

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Today’s Screenplay Reading: Death Don’t Us Part by Olaf Baumann

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DEATH DON’T US PART
Written by Olaf Baumann
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SYNOPSIS:

A feature film about the quest for true love and the intricacies of being dead.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Fran Townend
CHARLEY – Bubba
EMMA – Jane Smythe
DINA – Kiran Friesen
ROSCOE/NAPOLEAN – Peter Nelson
HELEN – Becky Shrimpton
STEVE – Sean Ballantyne

2015 Comedy Feature Screenplay Winners

Watch the winning feature screenplay comedy readings performed by professional actors.

Go to https://festivalforcomedy.com/ and submit your script or film to the festival today.

ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT: THE FIREWORKS STAND
January 2015 Reading
Written by David M. Hyde
ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT Reading of THREE PLAY
September 2015 Reading
Written by John-Arthur Ingram
ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT – Pontiff No Return
October 2015 Reading
Written by Eric Boyd
ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT – Death Don’t Us Part
October 2015 Reading
Written by Olaf Baumann
ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT – A Ghost Story of Christmas
December 2015 Reading
Written by Eddie Yaroch